Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD for short, encompasses a range of numerical methods and equations that allow fluid flows to be simulated. This can provide engineers and scientists with the ability to test the impact of extreme conditions, model proposed changes, or see deep inside an operating plant without the need to build costly wind tunnel models or interrupt and tamper with an existing facility.

The applications for CFD are incredibly diverse, it can be used to solve problems in almost all industries, from huge atmospheric and industrial processes to finely detailed flows in living creatures and nanofluid applications. 

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Figure 1: CFD modelling of effect of the dispersion of a moist, contaminated, exhaust air gas from cooling towers. Streamlines and surface contours correspond to the concentration of contaminated air, with red being highly contaminated.

If you have a fluid flow problem, CFD may be able to provide the answer you need. With a wide range of CFD software packages available, CFD has never been more accessible, however if not used correctly it can produce wildly innacurate results. Synergetics are experts at CFD modelling, with a proven track record of delivering solid outcomes to our clients. These outcomes range from performing modelling to demonstrate how well a facility complies with licensing regulations (or if it doesn’t comply, what the best way to achieve compliance is), through to optimising designs, minimising energy usage, and solving novel problems. Our case studies discuss examples of how we have helped previous clients. To find out if CFD is the right tool for your problem contact us to discuss what we can do for you. 

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Figure 2: Velocity vectors in the lower portion of a ventilation filtration unit.